In just a few weeks, we’ll be starting our Christmas Children’s choir to prepare for the annual Christmas pageant. The holiday season is a coming soon and having the kids perform is one of our church’s favorite Christmas activities. But first, we need to find the right Christmas program for our smaller church.
Printable Christmas Programs for Children
This is one of our most popular free resources. Download to the print-friendly version. It’s mixed classic Christmas carols and some light narration. You’ll need to buy the music CD from Amazon (or find your own version).
This is another great option for your children. It has a traditional manger scene mixed with modern day family life. Lots of speaking parts and some extras too. Click the link above or download the print friendly version here.
This is a play about 2 scientists giving a presentation about the birth of Jesus. These scientists don’t just tell the story starting with Mary. They go all the way back to Creation and tie it all together through the story of Simeon and Anna. Download the print-friendly version here.
We hope you enjoy this skit we call “A Super Christmas.” It’s about a group of famous super heroes who discover that while Baby Jesus did come to save the world, he won’t be stealing their jobs! It was performed by a group of teenagers and adults at our 5pm Family Christmas Eve Worship in lieu of a sermon.
It’s something creative if you want to try something more than the traditional Christmas pageants listed above. You can download the print-friendly version here.
This one is based off our free “12 Symbols of Christmas” book. The scene is as follows: A mom is decorating her home with her children. As they add different items to their home, they discuss the meaning behind each item and how they all lead to Jesus. Click here to download the print-friendly version.
More Free Christmas Plays
- Christmas in Genesis? – free program for Christmas
- The 12 Symbols of Christmas – a simple skit based on everyday holiday objects
- Faith Baptist Church shared their program online (Doc version or PDF)
- “Who’s This All About” Christmas Script & Family Experience
- Easy Christmas Play ideas for churches with very few kids
- The Christmas Window from a reader’s blog
Need more help? Use these Bible verses about Christmas to make your own play.
I started my research on Google, and soon discovered there were very few free Christmas plays for kids choirs. It looks like many churches simply mix together Christmas poems, Bible verses and Christmas songs music to create a short 30-minute Kids Christmas program. This is what we’ve done in past years, but this year we’re going for something a little larger than a Children’s Christmas skit. I’m looking for music and drama that features Christmas stories. Some biblical costumes would be fun too, and it must come with a complete play script.
Professionally Published Christmas Programs
- I searched Christmas play on Amazon.com I love these because all the customer reviews available for each program for Christmas. You can also listen to some of the Christmas songs online.
- LifeWay sells hundreds of musical programs, you can browse or search to find a Christmas pageant for children. They specialize in religious Christmas programs that would work well for a kids musical at church.
Independent Christmas Pageants For Kids
- Fools for Christ has some biblical drama scripts.
- Cathy’s Music offers several Christmas Musicals for children. This site has over 15 plays for Christmas. You should be able to find the right program for small children’s choirs here.
- Taylor Made Productions has Christmas plays. One major benefit of using an independently published church musical is you can contact the people who wrote the program. This website has pictures from their pageant for Christmas, and hints from the original director.
- Guiding Light Video sells complete kits to host a kids Christmas play
- Pioneer Drama Services also sells a large selection of Children’s Christmas programs. This site sells a large selection of kids musicals for Christmas.